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  • Nov 21 2021

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    A recent study published in the journal PLOS One shows that a vaccine against COVID-19 could save lives. The disease is spread by direct contact between people and is also highly infectious. It can be deadly, but a vaccine will help prevent the illness from spreading. In the meantime, the primary pr...

  • Nov 18 2021

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    For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the number of new daily Covid cases in Germany has exceeded 60,000, according to the country's disease control and prevention agency, the Robert Koch Institute.   Authorities fear that, in reality, the figure is even higher, as not all cases are im...

  • Nov 02 2021

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    By Suzanne Potter/PNS SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Now is the time to sign up for health insurance or hunt for a better deal, as this year's CoveredCA's open-enrollment period runs now through Jan. 31.Groups advocating for older Americans urged everyone, even those currently insured, to check out the Cover...

  • Oct 21 2021

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    By Katie Fleischer for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Lily Böhlke for West Virginia News Service reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News Service Collaboration COVID-19 and the unprecedented economic crisis it caused made 2020 one of the most economically challenging years for communities acros...

  • August 9 2021

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    By Francesca Tomasi, Kevin Ma, and Megan McCurryWith multiple highly effective vaccines against COVID-19, we have begun to round a corner on the current pandemic. But another crisis looms.Bacteria and fungi are mutating to resist our current antibiotics. Soon, the world may have no effective antibio...

  • March 22 2021

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    California just made it significantly easier for K-12 schools to bring students back to campus full-time — but some of the state’s largest districts and most powerful unions are pushing back, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of students may not receive daily in-person instruction this school ye...

  • March 15 2021

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    I want to thank the folks at Desert Oasis Health Clinic in Palm Springs. They took good care of me.  So professional and caring, each step explained to keep twelve fellow patients and me at ease. The place was immaculate; everyone wore a mask. The place was clean and sanitized, and it ran like clock...

  • March 7 2021

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    A few days ago, when the NGO KeepOlim received distressing calls from newly arrived Olim about the depressing conditions in a Corona Hotel in Tel Aviv, we immediately jumped into action!   KeepOlim provided gift boxes of exotic Israeli grown fruit to all 110 rooms of the hotel with a beautiful lett...

  • February 11 2021

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    1. Open Enrollment for 2021 insurance has passed   But you may still be able to get Marketplace health coverage for 2021 if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.   2. How to find out if you qualify for a 2021 Special Enrollment Period Answer a few fast questions to find out.   3. You can enr...

  • February 10 2021

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    LOS ANGELES -- The fight against "food apartheid" in California got a boost this week as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to create a Food Justice Roundtable to explore ways to reduce hunger and make healthy food more accessible.   One program doing just that is called Market Match,...

  • February 5 2021

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    We finally have the covid19 vaccines but in limited supplies. Currently, we have more demand for the vaccine than actual vaccine doses. The county has received 224,200 doses that have been distributed to private partners and the public health department. We have collectively administered 195,173. Th...

  • February 5 2021

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     Please see the most recent data.     Our current case rate is 62.3 cases per 100,000 people, with a positivity rate of 16.6%. The ICU capacity for the County is 0% and for the Southern California Region is 0%.   On January 25, Governor Newsom lifted the stay at home order for the Southern Californ...